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Disney fans, rejoice! Disney World just announced their plans to reopen this summer after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Expect the park and experience to be a little different, though….
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Disney World plans to reopen on July 11.
Disney’s Florida theme parks have been closed since March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but fans may be thrilled to hear that plans to reopen have finally been announced.
According to the senior vice president of operations for Disney World, the park will have a phased reopening, starting with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opening on July 11. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15.
To manage capacity, guests with existing tickets and reservations get access first.
Guests who have existing tickets and reservations will be allowed to make reservations on Disney World’s new system first. The reservation system isn’t available yet, but stay tuned!
Disney is also temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort reservations so they can focus on existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders. Disney World will reach out to you about making a reservation during the phased reopening if you belong in this group.
Disney World visitors will be required to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks.
As part of Disney World’s reopening strategy, all visitors over the age of 3 and park employees will have to wear face masks. Disney World will be strictly enforcing this, providing masks to visitors who don’t bring their own. In addition to wearing masks, all guests have to make reservations for park entry in advance.
There will also be limited park capacity, social distancing rules, and not all attractions will reopen right away.